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King of Yugoslavia Killed

King of Yugoslavia Killed

King Alexander of Yugoslovia arrived in Marseilles on October 9th 1934 to start a state visit to strengthen relations between Yugoslovia and France. After arriving he drove through the streets of the city with French Foreign Minister Loius Barthou. A Bulgarian gunman Vlado Chernozemski stepped into the street and shot the King and wounded the foreign minister. The King died on the spot and the foreign minister died later due to the poor medical treatment he received. The whole attack was caugtht on camera and shown in movie theaters around the world. The gunman was attacked by the crowd and later killed thus the true identities of those who sent him were never known for sure.